MAJOR ANECDOTE COLLECTION MAKES VALUABLE BOOK Pick up a copy of the newly published book, "Wisdom Well Said," open to any page and start reading. There you will find example after example of human wisdom, humor and folly. Published by Levine Mesa Press of Taos, New Mexico, this carefully indexed 600-page collection of anecdotes, fables, legends and myths has been assembled over a 20-year period by Charles Francis, a prominent communications professional. Organized alphabetically for easy access, the book contains more than 1,200 items in 39 different categories ranging from Accounting to Time. Set in bold type with generous spacing, the book is easily readable for all ages. In the book's forward, Mr. Francis points out that anecdotes have been used throughout history to improve human communications. Jesus used anecdotes (then called parables) to teach his followers, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy all used anecdotes to make their communications more powerful and memorable.
Finding a form in which to present the stories was difficult. Each piece is meant to stand on its own, no connection between them. I arranged these stories according to the location at which the events occurred and they follow roughly the time line of my moving about.
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